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31 Minutos (Spanish for 31 Minutes) is a Chilean TV-show which takes the form of a mock news broadcast, and is fronted by puppets who present various items. The program was created by Álvaro Díaz and Pedro Peirano, owner of the Aplaplac producer, and was first shown in March 2003 on the Chilean channel Televisión Nacional de Chile and at their international signal, TV Chile.
The name of the show is a reference to the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, which was the news program of Televisión Nacional de Chile during the eighties, although the aesthetic and format of the show represent a parody of 24 Horas, the current news program of Televisión Nacional de Chile.
31 Minutos has achieved considerable success on Chilean television, captivating adult viewers as much as children. This is reflected in the range and quantity of commercial products spawned by the program, including the releases of CDs of music for each season of the show. In 2004, Nickelodeon started showing 31 Minutos to all Latin America.
Part of the success of the program with the adult public is due to its use of double entendres. The puppets are ironic imitations of famous television personalities and there are many references to incidents or television events which characterised Chile in the 1980s.
|Pedro Peirano||Tulio Triviño, additional voices|
|Álvaro Díaz||Juan Carlos Bodoque, additional voices|
|Rodrigo Salinas||Juanín Juan Harry, Mario Hugo, additional voices|
|Daniel Castro||Policarpo Avendaño, Calcetín con Rombos Man, additional voices|
|Patricio Díaz||Guaripolo, additional voices|
|Alejandra Dueñas||Patana Tufillo, additional voices|
|Francisco Schultz||Maguito, additional voices|
|Fernando Solís||Sr. Manguera|
|Lorena Penjean||additional voices|
|Karla Strada||Carla Rubio|
|Televisión Nacional de Chile|
|Season One||March 15, 2003||August 8, 2003||21|
|Season Two||March 20, 2004||September 11, 2004||20 + 1|
|Season Three||June 19, 2005||October 2, 2005||15|
|31 minutos, la película||March 27, 2008||—||—|
- At A Glance: Additional information about the series
- Characters: A listing of all the characters on the show
- Music: A list of music played on 31 Minutos
|La primera temporada completa||2008||4|
|Lo Mejor de 31 Minutos||2003||1|
|Policarpo Top Top Top Awards||2003||1|
|La primera temporada, vol. 1||2007||1|
|La primera temporada, vol. 2||2007||1|
|La primera temporada, vol. 3||2007||1|
|La primera temporada, vol. 4||2007||1|
|La nota verde de Juan Carlos Bodoque||2008||1|